International Alerts

INDONESIA: Journalists hold protest rally over legislator’s harassment of reporters

Posted on Friday, August 20th, 2010

Indonesian journalists in Sumatra held protests over a legislator’s indecent behavior to a reporter on duty.


BURMA: Fourth journal suspended in six weeks

Posted on Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

The Modern Times journal this week became the fourth publication in six weeks to be suspended by Burmese state censors, according to a journal editor.


THAILAND: Computer Crimes Act criticized

Posted on Monday, August 2nd, 2010

It has been three years since the enactment of Thailand’s controversial Computer Crime Act, a law that critics and experts say has had a troubling and detrimental impact on free expression in the country.

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THAILAND: Government shuts down more community stations

Posted on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Thai authorities, using the emergency decree, have recently shut down 26 more community radio stations in nine provinces, media reports said.

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SINGAPORE: Detained author of book on death penalty denied access to lawyer

Posted on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

A human rights lawyer claimed on 19 July 2010 that the Singapore government is denying him access to his client, British author Alan Shadrake, who had been arrested over defamation charges, media reports said.

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CAMBODIA: Authorities ban two books deemed critical of the government

Posted on Monday, July 19th, 2010

Two books which the Cambodian government claimed contained "unsuitable political content" were banned last week, even as the police purchased copies of the said books in bulk and warned the bookstores against selling them in the near future, media reports said.


SINGAPORE: Government bans yet another film by director Martyn See

Posted on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Another film by Singaporean filmmaker Martyn See was ordered banned by the city state effective 14 July 2010 because it was "deemed contrary to public interest."

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INDONESIA: Journalist group warned Police not to "killed the messenger"

Posted on Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) wants the Indonesian Police Headquarters not to file criminal charges against Tempo magazine.

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INDONESIA: Molotov cocktails thrown at magazine's office

Posted on Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Two unidentified men riding tandem on a motorcycle hurled three molotov cocktails at the Tempo magazine office in Jakarta, Indonesia in the early morning of 6 July 2010, media reports said.

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PHILIPPINES: Third journalist slain in a week

Posted on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

A Mindanao-based publisher and editorial consultant was gunned down a few meters from his karaoke shop on 19 June 2010. It was the third killing in a week following the death of Desidario "Jessie" Camangyan on June 14 and Jovelito Agustin on June 16.